Warehouse Stock Clearance Sale

Grab a bargain today!

Beautiful Things
By

Rating
Album: Beautiful Things
# Song Title   Time
1)    If I Don't Sing
2)    Do It Right
3)    Moon Song
4)    Get Yours While You Can
5)    When I'm On Pills
6)    Can't Have It All At Once
7)    Big Mistake
8)    Love You No Matter What
9)    How It Goes
10)    Just To Feel Alive
11)    James' Song
12)    Blood Song
13)    Lullaby
 

Album: Beautiful Things
# Song Title   Time
1)    If I Don't Sing
2)    Do It Right
3)    Moon Song
4)    Get Yours While You Can
5)    When I'm On Pills
6)    Can't Have It All At Once
7)    Big Mistake
8)    Love You No Matter What
9)    How It Goes
10)    Just To Feel Alive
11)    James' Song
12)    Blood Song
13)    Lullaby
 
Product Description
Product Details
Performer Notes
  • Audio Mixer: Dan Korneff.
  • Recording information: The Big House, Avalon, NJ (2010-2011); The Goodwin's Basement (2010-2011).
  • Photographers: Chris Phelps; Meredith Green; Anthony Green.
  • Philly renaissance man Anthony Green already had a considerable r‚sum‚ by the time he decided to embark on a solo mission with 2008's Avalon. As frontman for Circa Survive, Green toned down the screamo/hardcore roots of some of his earlier projects into a more darkly shrouded indie sound, and under his own name, Green notches down the tumult even further. While opting for an overall gentler hipster singer/songwriter bent, Beautiful Things still sees Green's battle with his eclectic impulses play out song to song. Some baseline elements run through almost all 13 tracks. High-gloss production, dynamic instrumentation, and spirited performances help the songs jell into an easily digestible album of accessible melodies and folky pop. Joyous and breezy numbers like "Just to Feel Alive" and "Moon Song" make the most of Green's impeccable vocal harmonies, steeped in classic Beatles-worship influence but coming off like a strange hybrid of Brendan Benson and Connor Oberst. When Green experiments with subtle genre twisting, however, his songs come off a little scattered. Interviews around the time of the album's release found Green referring to big life changes between Avalon and Beautiful Things; getting married, having a kid and, choosing to kick prescription medication for his mental maladies. It's no doubt these changes left the new family man with a lot on his mind, and the dizzying sonic landscape of Beautiful Things reflects that. Green finds the most success when speaking directly to his muse in as simplified a language as possible. Stripped-down tracks like "James' Song" and beautiful album closer "Lullaby" are loving odes to his newborn son, and these uncluttered moments are the most fulfilling on the album. ~ Fred Thomas
Ask a Question About this Product More...
Write your question below:
Look for similar items by category
Home » Music » Pop » Pop Rock
Item ships from and is sold by Fishpond World Ltd.
Back to top